Supply chain management

Feb 8, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration today approved a domestic system for producing Technetium-99m, the most widely used radioisotope for nuclear medical imaging. The current Tc-99m production process requires shipping enriched uranium to other countries for irradiation, resulting in a complicated and…
Feb 1, 2018
Hospitals are experiencing shortages of sterile water used to reconstitute certain medications for injection, according to a new factsheet by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and University of Utah Drug Information Service, which includes strategies to help pharmacists and…
Jan 29, 2018
Baxter Healthcare Corp. Friday updated U.S. hospital customers on its efforts to address a critical shortage of intravenous solutions since Hurricane Maria impacted its manufacturing facilities in Puerto Rico. Millions of units have been shipped to U.S. hospitals from Baxter facilities in other…
Jan 5, 2018
Intravenous saline and amino acid drug supplies should begin to increase in the next few weeks as manufacturing facilities in Puerto Rico ramp up production, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., said yesterday in an update on the shortages. “Just before the holidays…